Submitted by Robert W
Buddy (Will Ferrell) ends up saving Christmas by helping Santa (Edward Asner) spread good cheer into the heart of the people of New York, courtesy of a little help from his department-store co-worker Jovie (Zooey Deschanel), who gets over her fear of singing in public and sings “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” with the people.
Buddy’s real father (James Caan) eventually gives in and sings along with the folks. Buddy’s dad ends up opening his own publishing company and bases the first book on Buddy’s tale. Buddy and the girl from the department store have a kid and visit Buddy’s elf father (Bob Newhart) at the North Pole. All is well, a good-hearted holiday ending.